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Catastrophe Updates

  • Windstorm Doris (Thomas)

    Storm Doris (known as Storm Thomas in northwestern Europe), the fourth named storm of the 2016/17 U.K. and Ireland winter windstorm season, has brought strong winds to large parts of northwest Europe, with damage reported in Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France and Belgium. At this time, the impacts appear to be limited to minor roof and property damage from strong winds, uprooted trees and downed power lines and telegraph poles. There has been considerable disruption ...

  • Tropical Cyclone Alfred (06P)

    Tropical Cyclone Alfred (06P), the second named storm of the 2016-17 Australian cyclone season, formed at 00:00 UTC today, Monday February 20, in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Alfred is a Category 1 tropical cyclone on the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) cyclone scale, equivalent to a moderate strength tropical storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale (SSHWS), with maximum sustained wind speeds of around 48 mph (78 km/hr) . Alfred is forecast by the BoM and the Joint Typhoon...

  • Texas Severe Storms (Feb 2017)

    On the night of Sunday February 19 a line of severe storms crossed through south-central Texas, with tornadoes and high winds damaging over 100 houses. The greatest damage is in San Antonio where about 100 houses were damaged. About 20 houses were damaged in Austin and several high-wind events damaged houses in the surrounding rural areas. Six tornadoes have been confirmed by the National Weather Service (NWS) as of 09:00 UTC on Tuesday February 21. SAN ANTONIO: The Mayor of San Anton...

  • California Floods (Feb 2017)

    Intense rainfall across California has caused localised flooding across the central and southern regions of the state. Moisture from an atmospheric river feeding two storms has brought large rainfall totals to the region, and flooding has been exacerbated by already saturated ground and meltwater runoff. At least 300 houses are estimated to be damaged in San Jose after the Coyote Creek broke its banks and reached a record flood height of above 13 ft (4.0 m), according to city official...

  • Cyclone Dineo (05S)

    On Wednesday February 15 Dineo (05S) strengthened to Cyclone strength shortly before making landfall approximately 30 mi (48 km) north-northeast of Maxixe, Mozambique, as a Category 1 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale (SSHWS), with maximum sustained wind speeds of approximately 85 mph (135 km/hr). The worst impacts of the storm are in the Inhambane Province of Mozambique, with about 20,000 homes and a number of public buildings destroyed. After landfall Dineo weakened t...

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